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February 2020

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09/01/11

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Artist:
Title:
The Glenn Miller Formula Part 7
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

This is the long awaited part seven of Tex Beneke’s “Glenn Miller Formula”. The years 1951 to 1953 saw Tex striking out on his own, with an MGM recording contract, he had previously been tied to the Glenn Miller orchestra under contract to Helen Miller, Glenn Miller’s widow. Sadly the MGM lion did not roar loudly enough to promote the band and his 1953 Coral contract only led to a handful of recordings. Tex had to wait until 1959 when he was reunited with the other Glenn Miller singers, Ray Eberly, Paula Kelly and The Modernaires. It was a happy reunion which lasted a dozen years as they stuck to the tried and tested Glenn Miller formula.

Artist:
Title:
Al Blake's Xxl Bag Of Blues - Volume 1
Release Date: 2/21/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

"Al Blake's XXL Bag of Blues - Volume 1" is a 2 CD, 29 track retrospective collection of Blake's acoustic recordings over the past 20+ years. It features Blake singing, playing guitar and harmonica, joined by blues pianist Fred Kaplan, with blues harmonica master Kim Wilson on several tracks and country blues guitarist Nathan James on one tune. Of the 29 tracks, 15 are originals and 26 of the tracks are previously unreleased commercially. This outstanding album is certain to remind listeners why they fell in love with blues in the first place. This record is 100% organic; no artificial additives, watered down fillers. Definitely not pre-frozen, assembly-line, drive thru McSlop. This serves-up a Super-Size portion of exquisite, authentic 5-star Blues Cuisine that every Blues connoisseur will enjoy and will come back for seconds!

Artist:
Title:
Burnin'
Release Date: 10/9/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

Reissue

Artist:
Title:
Babylon By Bus (180 Gram) (2 Lp's)
Release Date: 10/9/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B37) $37.98 

(2-LP set) Reissue. 180 gram

Artist:
Title:
“live” On The Air
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Jimmy Dorsey is considered one of the most important and influential alto saxophone players of the Big Band and Swing era, and also after that era. Jazz saxophonists Lester Young and Charlie Parker both acknowledge him as an important influence on their styles. The “Live” recordings on this CD were made shortly before he was reunited with his brother Tommy and they became known Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra featuring Jimmy Dorsey. The rarity of these items will be of interest to all collectors of music from this period.

Artist:
Title:
Trust
Release Date: 10/9/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B27) $27.98 

Reissue. 180 gram

Artist:
Title:
Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3
Release Date: 10/9/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B23) $23.98 

Reissue. 180 gram

Artist:
Title:
Cosmic Slop
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (A23) $23.98 

Another classic LP from the P-Funk camp, originally released in 1973. The title track is an absolute stone classic funk jam and "Nappy Dugout" is another heavily sampled nugget (most notably on A Tribe Called Quest's "Ham And Eggs"). George Clinton gets heavy too, in the harrowing Vietnam War spoken word song "March To The Witch's Castle." Get down with another killer Funkadelic title in a limited edition of 1,000 on translucent gold vinyl with a deluxe gatefold jacket.

Artist:
Title:
Prefabylon
Release Date: 1/8/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B30) $30.98 

(2-LP set) For more than two decades now Giants Chair records have lived on turntables, blasted through car speakers, rattled apartment walls, destroyed headphones, and finally become recognized as the timeless artifacts of emotional experience and endeavor that they are for so many people. Now, in perfect time, 2019 marks the return of Giants Chair with the release of the bands highly-anticipated new album on Spartan Records, Prefabylon. With all of the band's original core components and members still intact, listeners needn't brace for any departure from the band's signature post-punk DNA. Equal parts early new wave, skate punk, prog, political folk, and 70's and 80's radio rock, Giants Chair's influences can be traced across their now 'era-transcending' catalogue. It's their first new album in over 23 years. Genre: Post-Punk, Emo, Indie Clear with red dots colored vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
Wayback Machine
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 1-24-20) "Mark Hummel is one of the Very Top Notch guys on the Blues Harmonica Scene today", - Chicago Blues Legend Billy Boy Arnold. Grammy nominated Harp Ace MARK HUMMEL is moving forward by looking backwards on his new Electro-Fi release WAYBACK MACHINE, and he's picked a sweet spot in Blues history to explore. The glorious Bluebird Records sound from the 1930's and 40's. Joining Mark is first call guitarist BILLY FLYNN, the hot West Coast Combo: The Deep Basement Shakers, and Mississippi Bluesmaster JOE BEARD. The 16 dynamic tracks on this CD were recorded by KID ANDERSEN at Greaseland studios in San Jose, CA. No doubt WAYBACK MACHINE is destined to be one of the most talked about Blues releases of 2020!

Artist:
Title:
Time Capsule
Release Date: 2/21/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

The sublime Time Capsule remains Weldon Irvine's most fully realized and influential recording. A supremely talented multi-instrumentalist and composer, Irvine had a musical vision that was unerringly soulful, spiritual, and funky. Assembled as a kind of musical scrapbook documenting the thought patterns and belief systems of the early '70s, it nevertheless boasts a surprising vitality and timelessness thanks to luminous funk grooves that anticipate the latter-day emergence of acid jazz. Irvine also rhymes over several tracks, further cementing his influence on successive generations of hip-hop. A profoundly righteous spirituality winds through all eight of Time Capsule's performances, assaying both the affection ("Soul Sisters") and anger ("Watergate") vying for control of post-Woodstock America. Irvine's searing keyboard and piano playing further capture the moment in question, deftly balancing between beatitude and bitterness. For fans of funk, soul and jazz, it doesn’t get much better than this 1973 classic. - by Jason Ankeny/AMG

Artist:
Title:
The Sound Of A Dry Martini
Release Date: 1/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

Idaho-based saxophonist Brent Jensen teams with members of Los Angeles' Acoustic Jazz Quartet in a collection of 10 tunes closely associated with the ever-lyrical and inventive alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. Says jazz writer Doug Ramsey in his liner notes, "He knows what Desmond was made of. In this homage, Jensen succeeds, uncannily, in marshaling many of Desmond's essential qualities." A student of Lee Konitz, Jensen, a saxophonist of impressive range, and comfortable in idioms from mainstream to free, discovered early on his affinity for the under-appreciated melodicism and singing quality of Desmond's alto voice. Originally released in 2002. (Previously deleted: 9/1/14. Original release date: 6/6/03)

Artist:
Title:
Live At Lobero
Release Date: 2/21/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

This is a reissue of a now out-of-print album from live trio date by the legendary LA-based pianist, composer and multi-bandleader, Horace Tapscott. Pianist Horace Tapscott is always at his best when he is leading a trio. "Sketches of Drunken Mary" features some sparkling piano revolving around a most lyrical bass part that is absolutely touching. The piece ends with a long, monstrous drum solo has to be heard to be believed. I recall hearing/seeing the mighty Sonship with John McLaughlin's One Truth band live at Central Park way back in 1979 and being knocked out by his drumming. "Raisha's New Hip Dance" is a lovely piece that starts with some amazingly powerful and somewhat dark solo piano, with some strong two handed playing going in different directions and then winding down to somber conclusion, then building back up once again. The final piece is called "Dark Tree" which is a great work that features a colossal, McCoy-like repeating line that is most hypnotic. The trio explodes in waves together, an immensely propulsive circular current at the center of the storm. Roberto Miranda takes an astonishing, fleet-fingered contrabass solo and then Sonship again provides a cosmic gong, cymbals and drum solo. This is a momentous offering from start to finish. It doesn't get any better than this. BLG. Re-mastering by: Kevin Gray

Artist:
Title:
We Have The Stars
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

In 1995 Richard Dinnage conceived the idea of using Bette Davis’ words to Paul Henried at the close of “Now Voyager” as the title of a Conifer album. The words were “Don’t ask for the moon. We have the stars”. We have gratefully borrowed the concept , concentrating on the words, “We have the stars”. We have found twenty-five hit songs with the word “star” in the title. Featuring John McCormack, Glenn Miller, Andre Kostelanetz, Benny Goodman, Eric Winstone, Geraldo, Artie Shaw, Charlie Spivak, Hutch, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, George Melachrino, Dick Haymes, Perry Como and Doris Day.

Artist:
Title:
Target Earth
Release Date: 12/11/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B45) $45.98 

Sci-Fi Progressive, Technical Thrash... any category has defined Voivod for more than 30 years now. One of the most innovative music acts of all time back in 2013 with 'Target Earth' after the demise of writer and mastermind Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour. Between 'Katorz' (the last studio effort of D'Amour as a guitarist) and 'Target Earth', Voivod wrote another album (Infini) as a gift from D'Amour, who left a decent amount of riffs and draft ideas so the band could work on the songs on his absence. This was the moment where guitarrist Daniel Mongrain (from the band Martyr) joined the band. A fair replacement (if at all possible) to fill the gap of Denis' masterwork. Mongrain impressed the whole metal scene with a high level of creativity, fully understanding the legacy of Voïvod and adding his own style to reinvent the band's trademark right after the hardest moments in their career. The result was 'Target Earth', the album starting a new era for Voïvod that 'The Wake' has strengthened. Reissue in gatefold double picture disc, limited to 500 copies.

Artist:
Title:
The Romance Of Kern, Herbert And Novello
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Peter Yorke was born on December 4th 1902 to a printer and his wife in North London. He showed musical ability as soon as he was able to.walk, and progressed swiftly through his piano lessons. However, as soon as he heard the organ in his local Church, he wanted to become an organist. The organ for him was more than a piano; one could paint pictures with it. It was in effect a small orchestra of tonal sounds. Peter became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and organist and choirmaster of the church when he was eighteen, but he was already being seduced by the new danceband sounds of the 1920s. So Peter returned to his piano stool to practise syncopation and dance tempo. His technique as an arranger was unique. When arranging a song he never loses the melody and seldom alters the composer’s basic harmonies. In 1947 he received work with Columbia Records backing vocalists such as Steve Conway, and using the pool musicians to form a large 30 to 40 piece concert orchestra known as Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra. This coupled with a regular BBC series called “Sweet Serenade” using the Orchestra every Sunday brought him the fame he deserved. Peter then became Musical Director of EMI, accompanying singers such as Donald Peers, and musicians of the calibre of Eddie Calvert. Peter Yorke was the greatest arranger, orchestrator and conductor of light popular and light classical music that the U.K. has ever produced. He died on February 2nd 1966 at the age of 63.


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